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Part 125 /135 Avionics Flight Line Maintenance & Installation

Aerospace Instrument Support, Inc is in business to support Part 125/Part 135 operators and Part 91/Experimental operators with professional Avionics Flight Line Maintenance and Installation services for all of the major OEM's shown below. Our trained staff of IA's, AMT's, Certified Part 145 Repairmen, and Certified Avionics Installers are standing ready to assist you here at our facility in Denton, TX or at your own location. Our Services include:

  Avionics AAIP Annual Inspections , AAIP Functional checks and discrepancy repairs

  •   14 CFR 91.411/RVSM Air Data Inspections
  •   14 CFR 91.413 Transponder Testing and Strapping/Reprogramming
  •   14 CFR 91.207 ELT Inspections, Testing and Reprogramming
  •   14 CFR 91.171 IFR Equipment Testing
  •   14 CFR 91.21 Paperless Cockpit Transmitter Testing
  •   CASP and HAPP Avionics Insurance Plan Sales and Replacements
  •   Cockpit and Cabin removals/installations for extended maintenance or conversions
  •   Cockpit/Cabin Hardware & Software upgrades
  •   Mag Compass/Standby Compass and EFIS standby compass testing
  •   Scheduled Phase and AAIP Avionics skill Inspections and ICA Completions
  •   Part 135 Aircraft Conformity Inspections and modifications
  •   Cabin and IFE/CMS system troubleshooting and repairs
  •   Phone/Sat Com FLM for Aircell, ICG, Blue Sky, ICG, Universal, True North, Magnastar and others
  •   Equipment removal and installation with full Part 135 Documentation and Quality Controls
  •   EWIS Inspections, Repairs andWire routing/Connector improvements
  •   Flight Line Maintenance and Troubleshooting for the following Manufacturers
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The best deal on Aspen Avionics of the year!

by Adam Johnson on 11/01/17

November 1, 2017

The biggest deal of 2017 on Aspen Glass and Software Upgrades

For the month of November Aspen Avionics is offering unprecedented savings on Evolution 2500 Systems, Pro PFDs, and MFDs all with complimentary Synthetic Vision and ADS-B unlocks.

Also... current Pro 1000 primary flight display customers can receive a FREE MFD500 multi-function display, with the purchase of an MFD1000 multi-function display with external battery.  The result?  Turn a single display into the biggest glass on the market for a fraction of the cost.

The Ultimate Glass Cockpit System

Evolution 2500 - The Ultimate Glass Cockpit System

Six ways get Aspen glass and software at the lowest prices of the year...

1.     List savings over $11,000 off EFD2500 Systems -  the most feature-rich system on the market and comes with FREE Synthetic Vision, and FREE ADS-B unlock on all units.  Includes Pro 1000 PFD, MFD1000 with external battery and MFD500

2.     List savings of $3,700 on Aspen's most popular Pro 1000 PFD - includes FREE Synthetic Vision and FREE ADS-B unlock

3.     List savings of over $5,400 for current Aspen PFD Pro Customers - Buy one MFD1000 with external battery and get the MFD500 for FREE - Customers can upgrade to a full EFD2500 System for just $8,995

4.     List savings of $2,100 OFF - Synthetic Vision Software

5.     List savings of $1,100 OFF - Angle of Attack Software

6.   List savings of $3,395 OFF - Synthetic Vision and Angle of Attack software combo package

Garmin Announces G500/G600 Trade-in Program Existing G500/G600 Orders can be Updated to G500 TXi and G600 TXi

by Adam Johnson on 10/13/17

Garmin Announces G500/G600 Trade-in Program



divider.jpgWith the announcement of G500 TXi and G600 TXi, Garmin realizes many customers wish to upgrade existing G500 and G600 installations to the newer TXi flight displays. For a limited time only, Garmin is pleased to offer a trade-in program for original G500 and G600 displays, allowing customers to upgrade to the new 10.6” G500 TXi or 10.6” G600 TXi flight displays while utilizing their existing system sensors. Trade-in credit amounts can be found below. To be eligible, the currently installed displays must be warranty registered. GDU 620 returns must be functional and flightworthy to be eligible for this trade-in credit. Additionally, this trade-in offer is only valid when purchasing a 10.6” G500 TXi or 10.6” G600 TXi flight displays and is available through June 30, 2018.





List Price Credit

G500 display (GDU 620)


G600 display (GDU 620)





In conjunction with the display trade-in program, Garmin will exchange original G500/600 feature enablement SD cards for corresponding G500 TXi/G600 TXi feature enablement SD cards at no additional cost. The original G500/600 feature enablement cards must be returned at the same time as the GDU 620 to be eligible for the exchange, and the relevant TXi enablement SD card order must be included with the display upgrade. No exceptions to this policy will be made. Please reference the following table for the list of enablements eligible for exchange. Garmin reserves the right to revise or rescind this Trade-in Program at any time.




Return Part Number

TXi Part Number

S-TEC DFCS 2100/1500 Enablement



SVT Enablement SD Datacard



Chartview Enablement SD Datacard



G500 Altitude Preselect Enablement (For S-TEC 55X) SD Datacard



Third Party Radar (ARINC 708) Enablement SD Datacard



Radar Altimeter (ARINC 429) Enablement SD Datacard



Metric PFD Enablement



GWX Ground Clutter Suppression Enablement



GWX Turbulence Detection Enablement




FAA offers $500 rebate for ADS-B upgrades

by Adam Johnson on 09/14/16

The ADS-B mandate is getting closer every day. Take advantage of this offer from the FAA to help get your aircraft up to date before the rush hits. Call or email us today to talk about what options would fit your aircraft best! or 800-217-1011

What is ADS-B?

by Adam Johnson on 05/23/16

The ADS-B system utilizing ground stations that are being sent information about your aircraft i.e. WAAS GPS location, speed, direction and altitude. Every aircraft that is required to have a Transponder will be required to have an ADS-B Out Solution by 1/1/2020.  


Why is the Government pushing for Aviation to have ADS-B?


It is a more accurate surveillance system and updates much faster than radar. The ground radar systems take up to 12-16 seconds to update on outdated telephone lines. To compensate for this lag time, ATC must maintain a wider separation between aircraft. With ADS-B, controllers’ displays can be updated once every second with less lag. Everyone is on the same page as far as other aircraft. Separation of aircraft can be less with a lot more safety of flight. Not only is the ATC seeing what is going on, but other aircraft around you are seeing the same information. It will display the speed, direction and altitude of aircraft in your area and alert of any dangers. Pilots are able to anticipate traffic and make better decisions to maintain separation.


What are my benefits as a pilot?


The ADS-B In can be displayed on a wide variety of displays that will give you free traffic and weather in your area. The ADS-B In system will display traffic that is ADS-B capable along with the Legacy Transponder systems. If you do not have an ADS-B Out system and utilize a Stratus II or GDL-39 receive only system, you are going to be flying with a false sense of security. Not only are you not ADS-B compliant, but you are not pinging the ground stations to receive this information.  When an ADS-B aircraft comes into your area and for a short period of time, will you receive this traffic information.


What are the system Requirements?


By January 1, 2020, you must have a compliant WAAS/GPS Receiver, an ADS-B Transmitter along with your Transponder.  You are not required to change out your old Legacy transponders to a new digital transponder. Your transponder will however still be required to pass a transponder certification Part 43 Appendix F as required by FAR 91.413.


What are my options?


Every aircraft is different and there is not a one size fits all solution. We can map out your existing avionics and get you up to speed with the Government Mandate for ADS-B. With over 150,000 General Aviation Aircraft in the United States that will have to meet this mandate, we highly recommend you come by for a free quote and let us map out a solution for you. Whether your aircraft has a Certified WAAS/GPS or not, you are not required to make a drastic change in your avionics panel, we can install a remote system that will make your aircraft compliant. We tailor our installations to meet your needs and growth with the aircraft. We are not in this to sell you something to meet a quota.  Our number 1 goal is to keep you compliant and safe. We are dealers for every major manufacture that I can get you solutions to make you compliant and fit your needs.


How can I afford to upgrade my aircraft?


With the NextGen conversions and for people that qualify, there is a solution.

AEA Partners with NextGen GA Fund to help Aircraft Owners Finance NextGen Installations.


LEE'S SUMMIT, MO., Jan. 13, 2014 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association today announced a partnership agreement with the NextGen GA Fund to accelerate the rollout of NextGen by providing access to quick, affordable financial incentives to aid aircraft owners.
The NextGen GA Fund will finance NextGen installations, using stipulated equipage families to include WAAS-capable GPS, ADS-B In, ADS-B Out, RNAV/RNP avionics, data communications, SWIM, flat-panel displays, antennas, electronic components, instrument panel modifications, and installation and certification costs. The NextGen GA Fund is a public-private partnership formed between the U.S. Congress, the aerospace industry and the private-sector investment community. Congress approved of this program by granting federal loan guarantees found in Section 221 of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2012. The NextGen GA Fund will initially bring approximately $550 million as a capital base, eventually supporting some $1.3 billion in recurring financings to the general aviation sector during the next 10 years. The NextGen GA Fund will enable the retrofit of tens of thousands of general aviation aircraft.
Facilitated through the AEA and a special AEA web portal (available spring 2014), member repair stations will be able to quickly and seamlessly refer customers to the NextGen GA Fund as a financing alternative to help provide the necessary resources in accomplishing important upgrades for more than 157,000 general aviation aircraft.


About the NextGen GA Fund

The NextGen GA Fund LLC is managed by the NEXA General Partnership and Management Company. This Fund was formed by NEXA Capital Partners LLC, which provides specialized transaction-focused services including business advisory, capital planning, corporate finance and investment banking for the aerospace sector. With offices in Washington D.C., NEXA also works closely with government and industry organizations that drive regulatory requirements so important for the aerospace and airline sectors. For more information, visit


Contact us for you upgrade solutions today.


by Adam Johnson on 05/23/16

Opinion: NextGen Equipage for GA Needs Massive Boost


Michael J. Dyment | Aviation Week & Space Technology                                                         May 21, 2014


As many general aviation aircraft owners and operators are becoming aware, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) is slowly making its way into U.S. airspace as part of the FAA’s NextGen program. By Jan. 1, 2020, all U.S. aircraft—GA and commercial—will be required to have FAA-compliant ADS-B installed in order to operate in controlled airspace. The deployment of ADS-B in the U.S. promises to de-congest airspace, enhance safety though greater pilot situational awareness and create an all-around more-efficient air traffic management system.

Unfortunately for GA aircraft owners, upgrading is not free and the fleet is way behind schedule. In March, the FAA reported that the current rule-compliant ADS-B installation rate for GA aircraft is so low that a meager 1,200 aircraft had been equipped with the mandated avionics. This confirms what many industry watchers have long suspected and should serve as a major wake-up call. 

 Some 224,000 aircraft constitute the GA fleet in the U.S. Our estimates are that 157,000 use ATC services, and are therefore the most likely candidates to upgrade with the mandated equipage. With less than six years to complete the work, more than 30,000 installations will need to occur annually, or around 120 per day when factoring in the 260 business days per year. That is 25 times the current installation rate. A train wreck is coming if on Jan. 1, 2020, tens of thousands of GA aircraft are instantly grounded. 

While the sheer volume of installations alone poses a serious threat to meeting the mandate, there is another significant factor that may threaten timely equipage: FAA Certificated Repair Station capacity. How many installations can U.S. repair stations handle during this five-year ramp-up period? 

Preliminary analysis conducted by Nexa Advisors—based on FAA Certificated Repair Station data, FAA ADS-B installation requirements, Capstone program reports and Aircraft Electronics Association repair station surveys—indicates there are about 900 FAA Certificated Repair Stations in the U.S. capable of performing ADS-B installations. Each one takes several days to several weeks to complete and certificate. 

Even with this information in hand, repair stations do many things, not just install avionics. Furthermore, the great majority of repair stations are small businesses with fewer than 10 employees, not all of them technicians. So how much time will these repair stations realistically be able to dedicate to ADS-B installations? 

As an example, assume 50% of each of the 900 repair stations’ capacity is set aside to perform ADS-B installations for the GA fleet. With a seven day installation turnaround (60-plus labor hours per upgrade), the repair stations could collectively perform only 16,800 installations per year, which will fall short of what is required to meet the FAA deadline. This means that, without an increase in repair station capacity, only 84,000 installations can be completed in time. One out of two aircraft will not be serviced, an outcome that is totally unacceptable.

Waiting for the inevitable ADS-B ramp-up exacerbates the problem. The sooner equipage begins at a sustainable rate—25 times today’s pace—the sooner repair stations can add to their labor forces and avionics manufacturers to their production lines to meet demand.

As part of NextGen, ADS-B promises safer skies for the general aviation community. Contrary to recent statements made by general aviation leaders about progress on NextGen negating the march to privatization of FAA, there are many signs of government-inflicted trouble brewing. For example, Congress granted financial incentives for GA to begin equipping early and entrusted FAA bureaucrats with administering this 100% private-sector-financed program in 2012. 

FAA should approve these incentives quickly by acting on any existing worthy applications, to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars of available private-sector capital that will help fulfill FAA’s own mandate. Failure to act soon could lead to a bureaucratically invented train wreck that anyone can see is coming if action is not taken now.

Michael Dyment is the founder and managing partner of Nexa Capital Partners and a general partner of the NextGen GA Fund.


This article is just as true today with a little more urgency involved in making you compliant by January 1, 2020. Time is running out with less than 43 MONTHS remaining. Although most of the GA Fleet has been upgraded since this was written 2 years ago, the majority of GA Aircraft have not been update to the new mandates. Some of the so called ADS-B installations still are not compliant due to improper programming or installation. We strive to make sure when the ADS-B upgrade is done, it is done right and certified to meet the mandates.

If this article is disturbing to you, please contact us for a free quote and let us get you compliant before the rush to beat the deadline of January 1, 2020. Call us today so we can tailor your ADS-B installation to your current avionics packages without drastic changes to what you have. Prices are not going to come down from the many manufactures of the ADS-B systems. With the coming deadline, the installation prices will be going up due to demands will be too great for GA Avionics Shops. If you are interested in more upgrades to your current avionics package, I will be glad to quote and install those upgrades as well.


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